Greetings Earthlings. Like the man said: "One word.......plastics". Lou Leelyn of Lou's Upcycles joins us to talk EcoArt and transforming plastics into classics. As always we venture into The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and gawk at The Fool-on-the-Hill, as well as have a listen to the Quote of the Week and our E-Valley-uation segment, but first it's time for....Revenge of the Critters! Shakira on the rocks with angry sea lion!
This week's Fool-on-the-Hill was knocked off the Hill awhile back but we couldn't resist taking a whack at Rick Sanitarium.....err...Santorum who apparently believes environmentalism is anti-science. And to think we thought Repugnicans were anti-science. Who knew!
Our Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Rachel Carlson:
"Considering the whole span of earthly time... Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species â man â acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world."
In our E-Valley-uation segment we find that Western Massachusetts Electric Company recently finished building the largest utility-owned solar power facility in New England on Goodwin Street in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield. And this: will Green Transportation work in our ex-urban valley? Checkout Pioneer Valley Relocalization on Facebook.
In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we scope out the New York Times piece on the Heartland Institute's plans to promote a curriculum that would cast doubt on the scientific finding that fossil fuel emissions endanger the long-term welfare of the planet."Global warming? - Not man made, not harmful". Whoa! Talk about education!